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This baby blanket has such a lovely sweet design! First Leaves Baby Blanket by Anne B Hanssen is simply beautiful. The pattern comes in 3 sizes: dolls blanket, newborn blanket, larger throw. You can read more below.
You can download this pattern for free until Tuesday the 8th of Sept, 08:00 Swedish time.
This pattern is written in 3 sizes:
Dolls blanket. Large enough to be wrapped around a doll of about 30cm/12”. Could be used as a throw over the dolls pram or bed. Measurements: 45x45cm/17.5×17.5”
Newborn blanket Suitable for the newborn baby – and up until a few months of age. Large enough to be used as a pram blanket.
Larger throw Could be used to wrap around an older child. Large enough to be used as a throw for a baby cot. Measurements: 81x85cm/32×33.5”
You could easily modify the size of the blanket by changing the gauge, or by adding/subtracting pattern repeats.
Material I used Sandnes Garn Alpaca to work the blankets. This yarn is of DK/8ply weight and comes in balls of 50gr/1.76oz and 110m/120yards. You will need 3/5/9 balls to work the blankets.
Needles used: straight or circular needles 3.5mm/US4. You will need 6 stitch-markers.
Construction:The blankets are worked in moss-sts (US seed-st) and has a lovely border of leaves running around all sides of the blanket. The dolls blanket has a center of moss-sts only, whereas the 2 larger blankets has a center of leaf-pattern.
Kntting skills k and p sts, yo, ssk, k2tog, sl1k2togpsso. The leaf pattern is both charted and comes with an entire row-by-row instruction.
Thanks to Anne B Hanssen for the article inspiration and featured image.
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